In just two weeks more than 2,500 nominations have been received for the London Cycling Awards and they, in turn, have now been looked through and have now been cut down to a shortlist of just three in each category. The impressive shortlist includes household name Bradley Wiggins the Olympian and Tour De France winner, a brand new British clothing company, Vulpine and cycling commissioner for London Andrew Gilligan.
The awards, in association with London Evening Standard, are a celebration of cycling in the capital, showcasing ground-breaking new cycling initiatives, recognising the coolest cycling brands, and highlighting the best community and youth cycling projects.
LCC chief executive Ashok Sinha said, “The huge number of nominations we’ve received show just how much excitement surrounds cycling in the capital. Voting is now open for Londoners to cast their votes and applaud the people and the brands who’ve most inspired them over the last year.” Winners will be announced by the face of ITV’s Tour de France coverage, Ned Boulting at a glitzy ceremony at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on 8 May.
Voting in the five public categories will run from 18th April until 1st May, with a further five awards being decided by LCC’s panel of experts.
The shortlist for the London Cycling Awards is as follows:
Best Cycling Champion:
Jenny Gwiazdowski – Director of London Bike Kitchen
Best Cycling Communication:
Guardian Bike Blog
Schwalbe ‘London’ series tyres